Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent

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Kitty Felde is KPCC's Washington, D.C. Correspondent.

Before moving to the nation's capital, Kitty hosted KPCC's "Talk of the City" from 1997-2006.

In addition to her work in Los Angeles, Felde has reported from Africa and The Hague on AIDS and the war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and Bosnia.

When Felde puts down her microphone, she puts on her pointed shoes in ballet class. She's also an award-winning playwright. Her work has been produced at the National Theater in Washington, D.C., and at various theaters in New York and Los Angeles. If you look very closely in Woody Allen's "Radio Days," you'll spot her playing the role of Mrs. Riley.

Stories by Kitty Felde

Feinstein fishing for more GOP votes on drought bill

California's senior senator needs five Republicans to help fast-track her legislation. If she's successful, negotiations with the House can proceed.

California water interests prime the pump in Washington

As the state's crippling drought persists, lawmakers and lobbyists wrestle with how to respond. One lawmaker says: 'You can make water run uphill if you have enough money.'

Speier proposes sexual harassment training for the US House

Members of the House don't have to take sexual harassment training. With video of a married lawmaker kissing a staffer, one congresswoman says maybe they should.

3 arrested in immigration sit-ins of DC offices of SoCal House members

Immigrant rights activists were arrested after sit-ins Monday at the Washington, D.C. offices of two House Democrats from Southern California.

GOP's Denham wants immigration amendment to defense budget bill

Immigration reform legislation is stalled in the House of Representatives. At least one California Republican and one Democrat are trying to advance reform via amendments.

Inland Empire doctors in for a Medicare pay raise

Riverside and San Bernardino have been considered "rural" counties ever since Medicare was started. A bill awaiting the president's signature should encourage doctors to take more patients.

A 'House of Cards' tax credits battle worthy of protagonist

What would Frank Underwood do? First, try schmoozing, which is what Kevin Spacey did in an attempt to settle a dispute over production tax credits.

Feinstein fights Idaho colleagues over judicial appointment

California's senior senator is hoping to fill a vacancy on a federal bench that's been open for more than nine years because of a territorial dispute.

California lawmakers want Obama drought action

It's raining in Northern California. Lawmakers want federal action now to capture the water and send it to farmers, not fish.

NASA chief, Congress debate wisdom of manned expedition to Mars

It's a fight as large as the solar system: how to spend scarce space dollars. JPL's continued operation of a decade-old Mars rover is also at stake.

LAX shooting: TSA wants law enforcement at checkpoints (Updated)

The recommendation was one of 14 determined after a nationwide review of security at airports prompted by a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport last fall.

Mars rover funding is once again in jeopardy

Support for the Opportunity rover, built at JPL in Pasadena, is included in a proposal separate from NASA's budget that isn't getting much support on Capitol Hill.

Immigration reform: House Dems try rare procedure to force a vote

When you're the minority party in Congress, you have little power. House Democrats will attempt to use an old tool to force Speaker John Boehner's hand.

Chopper noise: Lawmakers express 'strong disappointment' to FAA

Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Adam Schiff say the Federal Aviation Administration isn't making enough progress in effort to reduce helicopter noise.

Congressman Royce proposes Russian sanctions over Ukraine

The Fullerton Republican heads the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which this week will seek to ramp up the pressure on the Putin regime.